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Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >

Spine Summit 2023 Recap & 2024 Call for Abstracts


Thank you to all our colleagues, attendees, and industry partners for attending this year’s Spine Summit in Miami!

Browse a variety of photos from the 2023 Spine Summit meeting. Watch three videos from the meeting, above. More videos will be available to view shortly, so please check back.

Spine Summit 2024

Save the Date for the 2024 Spine Summit in Las Vegas: February 21–24, 2024.

Spine Summit 2023

2023-Spine Summit Meeting

Letter Posted: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures”

| Via email: ExecutiveResponseTeam@aetna.comSUBJECT: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures” Dear Mr. Kane and Drs. Moffitt and McDonough, On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders...More>

Leadership & Mission

About Spine Section

Mission Statement

To advance spine and peripheral nerve patient care through education, research and advocacy


To foster the use of spinal neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine and peripheral nerves. To advance spinal neurosurgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful

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